Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday Aftermath

I feel vaguely like I've been run over by a truck....  I was NOT one of the crazy people running around at midnight, but we did get a good portion of Christmas shopping done by oh about 9 am or so.... I spent most of the rest of the time looking for something to wear to a friend's wedding in December....found a cute gray top and I think I've got a black skirt somewhere that will work.  I.  Am.  Exhausted.  Not even Starbucks helped, although I was slightly more chatty for about five minutes before the exhaustion won out. 

Anyways, just a reminder of tomorrow's free shipping code:  112526SHPG.  Yes, I know I got the dates for this weekend wrong.  Oh, well.  A code's a code.  Happy shopping!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving and Coupon Codes!

I hope everyone is having a happy Thanksgiving!  To start off the sales tomorrow, here are th coupon codes! 

For Friday only: 20% off total purchase with code BLCKFRIDAY20

For free shipping Saturday and Sunday (of course nothing will be shipped Sunday!):  112526SHPG

For Cyber Monday:  15% off with code CYBERMON15....for free shipping with two or more items, convo me for the code BEFORE you buy!!

Everybody be safe out there this weekend, and happy shopping!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I Think My Eyes Are About to Glaze Over

I've been working on pictures and listings All.  Day.  Decided, what the heck, I might as well start photographing stuff now.  So I spent a couple hours this morning taking pictures of EVERY piece of jewelry I hadn't photographed or listed before.  And I discovered:  I have a lot of jewelry lying around.  So I've been editing in batches and then listing those.  In between that somewhere I had to pack my duffel bag, get everyone's dinner order, go get it once they got close enough to still have hot food, and race them back to the apt.  I hadn't quite finished packing when I went to go get the food and they got to the apartment before I was back and had to wait for me to open the gate.  They could have gone through, but they waited so they'd know I was coming....luckily my grandparents have made the move from dial-up to wi-fi, so I can still update my shop.  My views exploded today from all the new listings.  And I've decided to have a Black Friday coupon, a Saturday/weekend coupon, and a Cyber Monday coupon!  I won't be able to ship until Saturday (if we get back that early) or Monday, but I'll go ahead and list the discounts now (You have to WAIT for the codes!) Black Friday:  20% off total purchase!  Saturday&Sunday:  Free Shipping!  Cyber Monday:  15% off and free shipping with two or more items, PLEASE make sure you convo me for the shipping code for that, because it WILL BE DIFFERENT from the weekend's code.  Okay, I think that should do it for sales info, everyone have a very happy and SAFE Thanksgiving, please don't burn anything down!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Glad That's Over!

I seriously thought I was going to have a meltdown last week.  Glad I didn't.  I was starting to overreact Friday while I was packing everything up for the jewelry party when I discovered a hidden stash of earrings I'd forgotten about.  Saved.  It was a fairly decent haul, made a bunch of money off my dad, too ;).  I ended up making about as much (minus my dad) as I did at the only craft show I've done, and that was in two hours with less people.  But more stuff.  It turns out it was a good idea bringing some supplies with me, because a lady my mom knows was looking at two memory wire bracelets I'd made with champagne and burgundy glass pearls but wanted to know if I could do another one with just the champagne pearls.  Lucky me, I had those very same pearls with me. :)  It was a fun time--one person brought a friend, so they both got a free pair of earrings.  Those people actually bought more than one thing, too.  I think if I do another one, this close to Christmas is a bad idea.  Our church does a live nativity, so there were a lot of people helping get started on that, and it was a panic week for me with all of my teachers trying to get stuff in before Thanksgiving, AND I've been preoccupied with NaNoWriMo.  Which I am stalling on right now, but just consider this my typing warm-up.  On the to-do list for after Thanksgiving break:  two research papers and LISTING NEW ITEMS!

Friday, November 18, 2011

My last couple titles have been onomotopoeia, have you noticed?

I'm trying to keep my head above water at this point, but the treading water is really starting to feel like a bunch of floundering around uselessly.  I nearly had a meltdown last night as the realization of exactly how much work I had to do finally sank in.  For starters, I have two research papers due on the last day of class for those classes, December 6, to be exact.  I'm trying not to freak out about that just yet.  I'm stuck in Milton, do not understand any of it, and am having to consult SparkNotes to translate for me what I just read.  That's going slightly okay.  I only seem to be contributing to my novel when I'm at a write-in, but I'm halfway through, and the Night Of Writing Dangerously is this Sunday night.  Six glorious hours of writing!!  I can hardly wait.  I had two presentations this week; or rather, I was supposed to have two presentations.  The first was talking about my research paper, so I at least have a rough outline prepared for me.  The second was on a chapter out of our text, and because the prof wouldn't shut up and let the people talk, we ran over in time and I have to present next week.  Which I'd prefer anyway because I need to check on some pronunciations. 

As far as my French homework goes....well, that was what just about caused the meltdown last night.  I was trying to do the listening parts of my homework, not understanding any of it, and then my roommate whose week it is to clean decides that 9:30 is a good time to clean and vaccum the downstairs.  She ran that thing at least three times.  Drove.  Me.  Nuts.  This is the same roommate I mentioned in my last post, by the way, are you sensing a trend?  I finally got the listening done and went to copy the pages out of the workbook because I don't write in my workbook when I see that I don't have nearly enough ink.  I honestly about crumpled up in a corner and cried.  Then I calmed down and decided that I would just have to write in the workbook, and it might not even be due today, although we don't have class Monday.  I'm really hoping it's not, but I'll write in the dang workbook if I have to. 

On top of that, I picked a really bad week to decide to have this jewelry party.  I've been going crazy trying to get stuff together in between all of this schoolwork and writing and just zonking out in the middle of the day because I'm so exhausted.  I'm taking stuff home today to keep working on some jewelry, simple things like bracelets and earrings.  Necklaces take far too long unless I already have a plan in mind.  I also need to remember to get some fresh Krispy Kreme before I go home and try to remember to not freak out and everything will be okay.  Deep breaths, deeeeeep cleansing breaths.

Friday, November 11, 2011


This blog is really starting to turn into a ranting blog.  So everyone's just gonna have to deal, because the alternative is me going crazy. XD 

I'm doing NaNoWriMo, as I mentioned before.  I went to Panera for a nice bowl of soup tonight before going to an impromptu write-in at Barnes&Noble at 6.  I was there until about 9 or so.  I come back, and the first thing I notice when I get to the door is that it's already unlocked.  Instant disapproval, since the roommate I've been having issues with--we'll call her Krissy, cuz that's her name & she doesn't read this--flipped out last week when both us (there's 3 of us) were home and one of us forgot to lock the door and she came in and freaked and left a NOTE on the fridge.  Like that's now our place to give vent to our spleens (love that Middle Ages term) and get away with it.  The next thing I see is a group of people sitting all over the living room, and I don't even know who it is that invited them, because she's not down here, but I'm assuming it's Krissy since I don't think Jessie would do that without telling us.  Yep, just heard her.  I had thought that Jessie went home for the weekend anyway, but I could be wrong.  Then one girl asks if she can use my bathroom.  I said sure go ahead, and then went into my room and proceeded to shut the door and turn the tv up loud.  And then I remembered that I forgot to put more toilet paper in the bathroom.  I'm not replacing it until they're gone, either.  This is NOT acceptable, cool, going o fly, I really don't care about parallel structure at this point either.  I am NOT going to be here after this semester.

Friday, November 4, 2011


I think I may actually be drowning here.  I have WAY too much on my plate for the month of November.  For one thing, I haven't had a chance to take new pix of my stuff since it's been so cloudy or I've had more important things to do, like, say, essays....  I also am going to have to not do a booth at this craft bazaar/fair even though the space is a super good deal.  I'm very disappointed about this, but I just don't have the time/money to be shopping for things for a setup, and I don't want to be in that big a rush to be making boatloads of jewelry and have to lug it all there and back again by myself.  I think I will do a home jewelry party that weekend, though.  It's much more manageable, and I won't be freaking out nearly as much.

I also have two, count 'em, TWO research papers to do for the same teacher (different classes).  And I have a presentation for one of those classes on a chapter out of our book, which shouldn't be too hard to do, and another presentation for the other class on how our research paper is going and what it's about.  Trying to knock out the chapter one first, since it doesn't involve a research paper. 

On top of all that, as if I feel the sick need to torture myself further, I have decided to participate in NaNoWriMo this year.  November is National Novel Writers Month.  You commit to writing a 50,000 word novel in a month.  Yes, I am woefully behind.  I need to catch up.  I am in over my head. 

I will do this.  If for nothing else than to say later, "You think your month of November was crazy?!  Look at mine!"  It will be awesome if I actually manage to pull all this off and still sell some jewelry.